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Visit Virginia Wineries This Fall

September 29, 2020

Wine Country has compiled a list of 89 Top Virginia Wineries. Yes, there are that many!

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Two of our favorites are RdV in Delaplane and Boxwood in Middleburg.

Check out some of the newer ones and spend a delightful day in the country this autumn.

Contact the winery before you go to find out current hours of operation and any COVID-related restrictions.

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Dumbarton Family Game Night Sept. 25

September 14, 2020

Join Dumbarton House staff on September 25, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm for a virtual program on federal period card and dice games! 


Learn some fun games and use math skills along the way. Virtually bring along the whole family to enjoy games and help you stay entertained throughout the pandemic. 


This program is suitable for elementary age and up.


Household tickets are for families joining from one device. Single tickets are for people joining on their own or tuning in with family or friends living in another household.


Purchase tickets here.

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Fiola Named in Wine Spectator's Top 100 for 2020

August 20, 2020

Congratulations to Fiola!

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Fiola restaurant has been named one of Wine Spectator’s 100 Grand Prize Winners for 2020. The magazine says, "Fabio Trabocchi is a leading force in Washington, D.C.'s Italian restaurant scene. A short stroll from the National Mall, his flagship venue brings superior Italian labels and authentic regional cuisine to the heart of the capital city.”


Since 1981, Wine Spectator has been honoring restaurants with extraordinary wine programs. The top honor is the Grand Award, granted to those that show extraordinary commitment to wine service.

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These destination restaurants around the world hold Wine Spectator's top honor for extraordinary wine programs.


In 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, their Restaurant Awards team was unable to conduct in-person inspections for a new Grand Award class. But while there are no new Grand Award winners this year, 100 restaurants earned the title once again, representing 17 countries and 14 states. 

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